Creating Memories for Syrian Children

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a group of juniors in gregory armine’s drawing and painting class at rocky point high school, joined by seniors from seth meier’s advanced placement studio art class, created very special portraits for syrian children living in refugee camps.

The Memory Project, a Wisconsin-based organization, asks young artists from around the world to create portraits for children who are living in impoverished areas of the world. Videos produced by The Memory Project staff record the joy these children show as they receive their portraits and is a wonderful thing to watch.

“This is something that the junior students of the art department have been doing for the last three years,” Mr. Armine said. “The current senior class that participated last year enjoyed the experience so much that they decided to do it again this year. We look forward to making this a Rocky Point tradition, teaching our students how their talents can bring joy to others in the world.”

To learn more about the students’ work, please view the following video: